Event: Partition Machine

Author: SCGA
An article from SCGA editorial team. 

Event: Partition Machine: The 1923 Treaty of Lausanne 100 years later

Date: August 10th – 11th 2023

Time: Varies

Venue: Seminar Room 237, Advanced Research Centre , University of Glasgow

Organisers: College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow, The British Academy, SCGA

This is a hybrid event and tickets can be booked on this page, from where the following is taken:

“Partitions are everywhere. The media and policy spaces are riddled with calls for new partitions, as in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq, or the reignition of tensions by the unravelling of old ones, like in post-Brexit Northern Ireland, and Kashmir. How did we get here? What insights could we draw from partitions’ brutal past, their lived experiences, and their shared intellectual genealogies to understand them in contemporary times?

Partition Machine is a two-day conference at the University of Glasgow on the centennial of the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne to examine how the Treaty was the genesis of the norm for territorial divisions as a “solution” to protracted political violence in the world. The conference shall foreground new research on territorial divisions, their travelogues, and worldmaking influence in order to better understand the world that partitions have made in the short twentieth century.

Conference convenor: Dr. Jayita Sarkar, Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow

The Scottish Council on Global Affairs are a sponsor of this event.

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